Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Aged Priest Changes Old Habit

Pope Says Trend Is Passing Fad

by Winsip Custer CPW News Service

Led by Irish Catholic priest Father Patrick O'Flannery O'Toole of Limerick, Ireland, priests all over the world say that they are sick and tired of their white collars.  "Day after day, week after week, year after year, it was black and white, white and black.  Well that gets old after a while.  If God didn't want there to be color in the world he wouldn't have painted the rainbow," said Father O'Toole.  "Now all we ask for is a little understanding from our people.  My congregation threatened to lock me out of the parish house if I didn't put the white collar back on.  Well, that's just narrow mindedness.  People need to open their eyes and see the beauty all around them.  The Bible is silent about this subject and where it is silent I'll be gall danged if I can see imposing such a depressing tradition on top of it.  Or if you want to be totally circumspect Jesus said 'don't be anxious for your life what you are to eat, or your body, what you are to put on', but I'm not ready to join a nudist colony," said Father O'Toole.  On June 1st, 2011 he called for priests the world over to change their habits and instead of wearing black and white to add some color and to send him photographs.  So far he has receive dozens of photos but with only one overwhelmingly consistent color.  "The second favorite collar is green, but now I am faced with getting priests to drop their favorite color in favor of collar tabs that are consistent with the liturgical calendar and its colors of red, green, white, violet, black and rose....not pink....rose," said Father O'Toole.

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